Mr. Kalisa is an economist by profession specializing in Econometrics, Trade policy, Investment Promotion, and Private Sector Development, and Taxation related issues. He holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce with Economics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the National University of Rwanda.
He has an in-depth understanding of the regional economic communities and has participated fully in international, continental, and regional agreements negotiations.
Mr. John Bosco Kalisa has experience in private sector development and competitiveness having previously served as the Country Director of South Sudan for TradeMark East Africa
(TMEA). He has also worked with the Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF-Rwanda) and Rwanda Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.
He has global connections with leading international development partners such as USAID, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) African Development Bank and the World Bank.
As the EABC CEO/ Executive Director, Mr. KALISA steers the high-level policy advocacy at the EAC Heads of State and Ministerial level to push forward the EABC’s vision and mission of a borderless East Africa for increased business and investment
Luc Armand Hegesiste Bodea is the Director of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) and the Coordinator of the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) custodian of ICASA.
Since 2006 when he joined the organization as SAA coordinator, he has revamped its governance system to increase
accountability and good governance and to improve its leading role as the unique platform for Africa in terms of advocacy and knowledge sharing on AIDS, TB and new emerging viral infection.
Milestone achievements have been recorded under his stewardship with his background in Business Management and incredible experience of over 20 years in high level managerial positions working with for-Profit and Not-for-Profit Organizations in Benin Republic, Nigeria and Ghana.
The most significant achievement is the establishment of the Permanent Secretariat of the Society for AIDS in Africa in Ghana
since 2009 with 20 staff.
He has since been in charge of the organization of the prestigious ICASA and steering the affairs of the society that organize ICASA with 7000 to 11,000 delegates every two years from 132 countries.
Mungai NFI is the co-founder of the I am a Cameroon movement and a Board member at AfSAE. He has previously served as the Global Policy and Government Relations Director for Africa, at the Global Citizen. He is also the founder BnM Consulting, Managing Partner at Indux Global and Consultant at Africa Plans. He is also a seasoned consultant with African Association Management Company (AFAMCO) on leadership and strategic planning. He is also former Growth and Development Director for Africa and the Middle East at Junior Chamber International (JCI)
1. Board member and Treasurer at AfSAE
2. Co-Founder of the I am Cameroon movement - http://iamcameroon.org/index.php
3. Lead I am Africa Campaign- https://iamafricacampaign.org
4. Facilitator - Junior Chamber International – www.jci.cc
Mungai has a Ms Education: Political Science and International Relations.
Celestine Okanya is the Chairman, Pan Africa Quality Infrastructure, PAQI and the Director General and Chief Executive of Nigeria National Accreditation System, NiNAS.
Celestine Okanya is the immediate-past President of the Regional Accreditation System (RAS) for ECOWAS region. Previous Position held includes his role as National Consultant with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO in Nigeria National Quality Infrastructure Programme.
Celestine is a Quality Infrastructure Expert and an International Expert in Public Policy and Nonprofit Organization Management. He started his career as Clinical Pharmacist before diversifying into policy and management.
He has over 30 years diverse professional experience ranging from Quality Infrastructure, Research, Pharmaceutical Sciences, corporate management, Academic Planning, and management of Nonprofit Organizations. Other interesting roles included the position of Director of Academic Planning at Peaceland College of Education, Enugu. Celestine has interest in SSN Consulting Nigeria Limited and serves on the board of many organisations;
He is an alumnus of University of Jos, Nigeria, Hamline University St Paul MN, United States, and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.